Could the impossible happen in the summer before the start of the 2020 season?
An NFL executive reportedly speculated the Las Vegas Raiders could be a landing spot for Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers during the 2021 offseason.Mike Sando of The Athletic reported Friday the anonymous executive views the Raiders as a "prime destination" for Rodgers in the Packers move forward with 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love at QB.
Any transaction next year would likely require a significant restructuring of the two-time NFL MVP's four-year, $134 million contract.
If Green Bay trades or releases Rodgers next offseason, it would face massive salary-cap cap hit. Pre-June 1: $31.6 million in dead cap for 2021 * Post-June 1: $14.4 million for 2021 and $17.2 million for 2022 in dead cap. The financial figures start to become more manageable in 2022. His deal runs through 2023.
What about Derek Carr? Throughout the last couple of years, many people have speculated that Gruden and Mayock have been wanting to move on from Carr once his contract his up. But last year proved that Carr belongs as a starting quarterback in this league.
The 29-year-old California native completed 70.4 percent of his throws for 4,054 yards with 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions over all 16 games. That was his best statistical season he has had in his time in the NFL.
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